Born in 1988 in Lushan, China, Yi Xin Tong is currently a New York-based artist, musician, and amateur fisherman. He received his BFA from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver in 2012 and MFA from New York University in 2014. Tong uses sculpture, installation, web project, video, and sound to create poetic and seemingly innocuous work to allude to the contradictions in life and to express dissent. His experience living on the outskirts of New York City led him to a long-term multimedia fishing project that challenges the iconic image of that city as the pinnacle of human civilization.
Recent solo exhibitions include NARS Foundation, Vanguard Gallery, Katzman Contemporary, group exhibitions include Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, MOCA Shanghai, CAFA Art Museum, Long March Space, Alyssa Davis Gallery, Chambers Fine Art, and Hanart TZ Gallery. Tong has received a Canada Council for the Arts Project Grant and Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarship.